Adam Compton imparts advice to current students about getting involved and how leadership roles changed his life. Interview on November 18, 2011. (1:28)


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I spoke at a senior send off-no, it was a legacy luncheon- 00:00:00.000 - 00:00:05.952
and the two pieces of advice that I wanted to give to students was go to class, 00:00:05.952 - 00:00:11.249
because there are a lot of things you can learn in class. It's one thing that I wish I'd done more. 00:00:11.249 - 00:00:16.840
Showing up for test days and reading the textbook are not always the best approach to college. 00:00:16.840 - 00:00:23.158
You may decide, hey, you want to go to grad school 00:00:23.158 - 00:00:26.756
and your little old GPA is not going to help you get into grad school right now. 00:00:26.756 - 00:00:32.891
And the other thing would be get involved. 00:00:32.891 - 00:00:35.693
Getting involved has fundamentally changed who I am 00:00:35.693 - 00:00:40.280
and it just changed my entire college experience. 00:00:40.280 - 00:00:43.680
As I said, six generations before me all went to Carolina. 00:00:43.680 - 00:00:48.241
We had had seats in Kenan Stadium, their football stadium and their basketball stadium, 00:00:48.241 - 00:00:53.551
since the day both of those had opened. 00:00:53.551 - 00:00:56.496
There was no doubt in my mind who I pulled for when I came to NC State, and that was UNC. 00:00:56.496 - 00:01:02.652
But looking back there's no doubt in my mind who I pull for now. I'm there every Saturday that I have, football tickets and basketball tickets, because I love NC State. 00:01:02.652 - 00:01:13.950
So just getting involved really changed so much about me. 00:01:13.950 - 00:01:21.177

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